A standalone thriller from the master storyteller.
Dr. Caryn Dryden is found dead in her hot tub, and homicide inspector Devin Juhle targets a suspect close to home: her husband, Stuart Gorman. After all, Caryn recently asked for a divorce ... and Stuart stands to gain millions in insurance. His alibi-that he was at his cabin on Echo Lake that weekend-doesn't keep him out of hot water. But maybe a shrewd attorney will.
Gina Roake, a partner in Dismas Hardy's firm, is eager to take on such a high-profile case, especially when the client's innocence seems so easy to prove. Yet the more time she spends with Stuart, the more complicated her feelings become; she feels strangely drawn to him at first, then has to confront the possibility of a dark history lurking in his past. Desperate to know the truth, Gina calls in Wyatt Hunt to investigate. But as the damning facts accumulate, and as the rabid press concludes that Stuart is guilty, Gina must face the possibility that Stuart may not find mercy in the courtroom either.
A provocative, fast-flowing yarn - San Francisco Chronicle
One smooth ride, and a fine legal thriller to boot - Philadelphia Enquirer
Crackling courtroom scenes and a surprise ending - Kirkus Reviews
Ranks near the top - Richmond Times
John Lescroart is the author of twenty-nine novels, nineteen of which have been New York Times bestsellers. Libraries Unlimited has named John among 'The 100 Most Popular Thriller and Suspense Authors'. With sales of over twelve million copies, his books have been translated into twenty-two languages in more than seventy-five countries, and his short stories appear in many anthologies. He lives in California.